Mervyn Manningham-Buller

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Sir Mervyn Edward Manningham-Buller, 3rd Baronet (16 January 1876 – 22 August 1956) was a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP).


His parents were Major-General Edmund Manningham-Buller and Lady Anne Coke.[1] He married Lilah Constance Cavendish, daughter of Major-General Charles Cavendish, 3rd Baron Chesham and Lady Beatrice Constance Grosvenor, on 8 July 1903. Their children included Reginald Manningham-Buller, Attorney-General.[citation needed]

Military career[edit]

Mannigham-Buller was commissioned a second lieutenant in The Rifle Brigade on 9 October 1895, and was promoted to lieutenant on 25 May 1898, and to captain on 18 March 1901. He was seconded to the Imperial Yeomanry for service in the Second Boer War (1899-1901), and was 2nd in command of the 21st Battalion until he relinquished this appointment on 12 March 1902,[2] when he returned to his regiment.[3] Following the end of hostilities in South Africa, he return to the United Kingdom in August 1902.[4] He later gained the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the service of the Rifle Brigade.[5]

Political career[edit]

Between 1924 and 1929 he was Conservative Member of Parliament for Kettering. In 1931 he was elected MP for Northampton; he resigned in 1940 upon becoming Steward of the Manor of Northstead.


Mervyn Manningham-Buller died in Chelsea, London, aged 80.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 27426". The London Gazette. 18 April 1902. p. 2602. 
  3. ^ "No. 27430". The London Gazette. 2 May 1902. p. 2936. 
  4. ^ "The War - Return of Troops". The Times (36842). London. 9 August 1902. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), Archdale, page 34

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Perry
Member of Parliament for Kettering
Succeeded by
Samuel Perry
Preceded by
Cecil L'Estrange Malone
Member of Parliament for Northampton
Succeeded by
Spencer Summers
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Morton Edward Manningham-Buller
(of Dilhorne) 
Succeeded by
Reginald Manningham-Buller